WHEN TO BE SILENT . . . And the  Bible says.

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1.  Be silent In the heat of anger – (Prov 14:17)

2.  Be silent When you don’t have all the facts – (Prov 18:13)

3.  Be silent When you haven’t verified the story – (Deut 17:6)

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4.  Be silent If your words will offend a weaker  person – (1 Cor 8:11)

5.  Be silent When it is time  to listen – (Prov 13:1)

6.  Be silent When you are tempted to make light of holy things – (Eccl 5:2)

7.  Be silent When you are tempted to joke about sin – (Prov 14:9)

8.  Be silent If you would be ashamed of your words later – (Prov 8:8)

9.  Be silent If your words would convey the wrong impression – (Prov 17:27)

10. Be silent If the issue is none of your business – (Prov 14:10)

11. Be silent When you are tempted to tell an outright lie – (Prov 4:24)

12. Be silent If your words will damage someone else’s reputation – (Pro 16:27)

13. Be silent If your words will damage a friendship – (Prov 16:28)

14. Be silent When you are feeling critical – (James 3:9)

15. Be silent If you can’t say it without screaming it – (Prov 25:28)

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16. Be silent If your words will be a poor reflection of the Lord or your friends and family – (1 Pt 2:21-23)

17. Be silent If you may have to eat your words later – (Prov 18:21)

18. Be silent If you have already said it more than one time  – (Prov 19:13)

19. Be silent When you are tempted to flatter a wicked person – (Prov 24:24)

20. Be silent When you are supposed to be working instead – (Prov 14:23)

21. Be silent When you know you would be misquoted. Silence is never ever misquoted.

“WHOEVER GUARDS HIS MOUTH AND TONGUE KEEPS HIS SOUL FROM TROUBLES” – (Prov 21:23).

“BE STILL, AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD”  (Ps 46:10)

 

– Suzette Gomes Titus

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